Using the Barlus Underwater Camera to Observe Alum Formation at Water Treatment Plants

Using the Barlus Underwater Camera to Observe Alum Formation at Water Treatment Plants

Underwater cameras play a crucial role in the observation of alum (aluminum sulfate) formation in water treatment plants. Alum is commonly used as a coagulant to remove suspended particles, bacteria, and other impurities from water. Understanding and monitoring the formation of alum floc (flocculation process) is essential for optimizing water treatment processes and ensuring water quality. 

The Barlus Underwater Camera provides a stable and consistent wired connection, essential for continuous monitoring in water treatment environments. Users benefit from uninterrupted signal transmission without the risk of interference.


Here are the advantages of Barlus underwater cameras

High-Quality/Frame Video Transmission:

With its high-resolution capabilities,high frame rate, the Barlus camera delivers clear and detailed images, enabling users to observe the flocculation process with precision.


The wired setup of the Barlus camera offers enhanced security, protecting sensitive monitoring data from unauthorized access.


The durability and reliability of the Barlus camera make it a cost-effective choice for long-term installations, reducing maintenance needs and operational costs.


The Barlus Underwater Camera is available in optional internal light/external single light/external dual light configurations. Meet the needs of different environments.

The fill light is powered by the camera. One cable can control the camera and the fill light.

IR+White light modes can be switched. Can support manual/automatic/timed mode settings. Ten levels of brightness can be adjusted.

Maintenance costs

Perform regular maintenance checks on the Barlus camera and its wiring. Clean the camera lenses periodically to prevent obstruction by algae, sediment, or debris.
In addition, the Barlus Underwater Camera is available with an optional glass cleaning brush feature. The lens can be cleaned at regular intervals. Reduce the cost and frequency of manual cleaning.

Usage Guidelines for the Barlus Underwater Camera

Continuous Monitoring:

Utilize the Barlus camera for continuous monitoring of the flocculation process. This real-time observation allows for immediate adjustments to optimize alum formation.

Data Recording and Analysis:

Record video footage from the Barlus camera for detailed analysis. This helps in identifying trends, troubleshooting issues, and refining treatment processes.

Integration with Control Systems:

Integrate the Barlus camera feed with the plant’s control systems for automated alerts and responses. For instance, if the camera detects inadequate floc formation, the system can adjust chemical dosing accordingly.

Training and Education:

Use the recorded footage from the Barlus camera for training plant operators and educating staff on the coagulation process and best practices in water treatment.

Remote Access:

Enable remote access to the Barlus camera feeds for off-site monitoring and expert consultations. This feature is valuable for troubleshooting and optimizing processes without needing on-site presence.

The Barlus Underwater Camera is a highly effective tool for observing alum formation in water treatment plants. By following the outlined installation and usage guidelines, users can maximize the benefits of this advanced monitoring technology, ensuring efficient and effective water treatment operations.


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